Roddy Peters has been on Maryland's radar for quite some time, but for most of the winter and spring the Suitland point guard was considered a borderline high-major prospect. This summer, Peters has shown that there's nothing borderline about his game.
At the Reebok Breakout Challenge in Philadelphia this week, Peters drew rave reviews for his ability as a scorer, passer and leader. Scout.com's Evan Daniels was among the many national analysts to deliver praise for Peters' play.
The transformation of Peters has been fun to watch. A physical lead guard, Peters is tough. Over the past year he’s made improvement to his ball skills and has gained confidence. He attacks the rim with aggression and has no issues playing through contact. From mid-range and in he can score, but he’s also a talented passer with good court vision. He moved into Scout.com’s Top 100 last week and he’s proving that he was certainly worth of that ranking.
Peters, according to Rivals.com, claims offers from Cincinnati, Massachusetts, St. Joseph's, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Xavier. The Terps reportedly remain interested in the four-star prospect.
* Aaron and Andrew Harrison were also on hand for the Breakout Challenge, and unsurprisingly, the Maryland targets were singled out as two of the top performers at the event. Rivals.com's Eric Bossi summarized the twins' play.
Opposing coach Marco Marcos yelled at his team, "they are pros, they are pros" just hoping that it could spark some extra effort out of his guys. It didn't really matter because 2013's No. 4 player Aaron Harrison came out firing - and hitting - from deep while No. 3 player Andrew Harrison ran the show and played some extremely tough defense.
Mark Turgeon of Maryland was there. So were SMU's Larry Brown, Villanova's Jay Wright, Baylor's Scott Drew and Kentucky assistant Kenny Payne to represent each of the twins' five finalists.
* Philadelphia point guard Rysheed Jordan, another top Terps target, also fared well at the Breakout Challenge. Adam Zagoria caught up with the five-star prospect for an update on his recruitment.
Jordan’s group of suitors includes Villanova, Kansas, St. John’s, Xavier, Maryland, Temple, La Salle, Rutgers, Marquette, Georgetown, Syracuse and UCLA.
Check out video of Jordan from the event below:
* The Breakout Challenge's official Twitter account had high praise for Damonte Dodd, Maryland's lone 2013 commitment.
Damonte Dodd a major steal for Maryland. Big man runs the floor and competes on both ends.
* NBE Basketball Report updated the recruitment of D.C. Assault power forward Junior Etou.
The combo forward already has a host of high major schools after his services as he claimed offers from Cincinnati, Miami, Memphis, West Virginia, Temple, Kansas, Arizona and Maryland. He plans to take his time and sign in the spring of next year as he really hasn’t delved into the recruiting process all that much to this point. He’s looking for a school that can offer him a chance to play immediately and wants to be recruited as a SF as opposed to a PF.
* Tanner Hartman, an offensive lineman from Liberty Christian Academy in Lynchburg, Va., has committed to Maryland, according to InsideMDSports. Check back with Recruiting Report later for more on Hartman's commitment.